What is double chin?
Double chin is simply described as a roll of fatty flesh below a person's chin. The most common myth that revolves around double chin is that it is a sign of weight gain or obesity. This is not always the case. The double chin can be caused because of many factors.
- Sometimes the skin starts to lose its elasticity with age and it can lead to extra or saggy skin around the chin that contributes to a double chin.
- High calorie diet, processed foods, and unhealthy fats may result in weight gain and a double chin as a side effect.
- A family history of double chin or skin with little elasticity can also be one of the causes.
- Last but not the least, bad face posture can weaken the muscles of the neck and chin resulting in a double chin.
How to reduce double chin?
Although, there are many exercises that are practiced to reduce the fat accumulated under the chin and neck area. There are many treatments that support these exercises and help expedite the process of getting rid of a double chin. Glycerin facial masks and coffee or green tea masks work wonders for treating the double chin. Reducing the number of calorie intake is also helpful.
But, if you wish to completely dispose of the double chin then you can also opt for several treatments available out there.
Treatments for Double Chin Reduction
Mesotherapyis a cosmetic treatment that involves injecting compounds into the chin intended to dissolve the fat. This process requires over 100 injections in some patients and can take up to 6 months to fully treat the affected area.
Liposculpture or Liposculpting removes the fat under the chin through suction or with a laser. The process only removes the fat and does not work to bring back the elasticity in the skin.
Post-treatment Care It is important to understand that one needs to adapt and stick to a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain the effects of the treatment in the long run.
Side EffectsThese treatment options may cause little swelling and bruising or pain that subside with time.